Cyrtochilum insculptum (Rchb.f.) Kraenzl. 1917 SECTION Eucyrtochilum Kranzlin

Another Angle

Column and Lip Detail

Column and Lip Detail Another Angle

Photos by Guido Deburghgraeve

Part SunCoolColdSpringSummer

Common Name The Lance Cyrtochilum [refers to the lip]

Flower Size 1.5" [3.8 cm]

Found in Loja province of Ecuador and Peru on the western slopes in montane cloud forests at elevations around 1900 to 2400 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with narrowly ovoid, close set pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several pairs of distichous, imbricating, leaf-beaaring sheaths and carrying a single, apical, narrowly oblong, tapering in both directions to an acute apex and a narrow conduplicate base leaf that blooms in the spring and summer on an axillary, erect then twining, vine-like, to more than 39" [100 cm+] long, paniculate, many flowered inflorescence with the widely spaced flowers held in the apical 1/3 on a few, 10" [25 cm] long branches with up to 6 flowers on each branch.

Synonyms *Oncidium insculptum Rchb.f. 1872; Oncidium sculptum Rchb. f. ex L. Linden 1873 also listed as Oncidium sculptum L. Linden 1893?; Cyrtochilum stegasaurum D.E.Benn. & Christenson 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Oncidium insculptum; Das Pflanzenreich Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1917 drawing ok?; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Oncidium insculptum; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 972 Dodson 1984 as Oncidium insculptum drawing fide; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 2 2001; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 625 Bennett & Chriwstenson 2001 as C stegasaurum drawing good; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001 as C stegasaurum; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2002 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 drawing fide/photo ok; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium/Odontoglossum alliance Bakers 2006; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium/Odontoglossum alliance Bakers 2006 as C stegasaurum; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010 drawing fide; LANKESTERIANA 14(1) 2014 as C stegasaurum